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newsThe Mercury reports that two employees at George Campbell Technical High School, in Durban, have been temporarily suspended following unrest at the city centre school last week, when pupils protested against various issues, including racism.  

They claimed they had been called "monkeys" and the K-word.  On Thursday and Friday, they brought teaching and learning to a halt and demanded that the Department of Education address the problems at the school.  On Sunday night, Education spokesperson Sihle Mlotshwa said there had been a meeting at the school and that they had resolved to suspend a school governing body-employed teacher who allegedly called the pupils "monkeys" and another SGB employee who had allegedly assaulted pupils, pending investigations.  Mlotshwa said all racist comments were to be referred to the SA Human Rights Commission.  All other issues raised were also being investigated.

  • A short report by Bernadette Wolhuter is at The Mercury
  • See too, KZN education department to conduct race probe at Durban school, at TimesLive

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